Electronic Arts gives mobile a segment during its E3 2015 press conference

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This afternoon in Los Angeles, Electronic Arts took the stage for its E3 2015 press conference. The company covered everything from gaming in the living to gaming with mobile devices. Statistics in mobile gaming were offered and EA Mobile announced new titles and updates for existing ones. EA Mobile games have been downloaded over 715 million times in the last year throughout the world with nearly 500,000 years of gameplay recorded. Mobile gaming, according to EA, is a platform that requires as much attention as console gaming.

Hit the break to see what EA Mobile has coming.

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Popular Robbery and Hostage-Taking Franchise “Payday” Is Coming to Mobile

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Payday is a popular 2011 first-person shooter in which players adopt the persona of various bank robbers who appear lifted from either The Dark Knight or Point Break. The goal, as one would surmise, is to take money and terrorize people via the hostage process. It’s good family fun.

Despite the game’s popularity on Playstation 3 and PC, it has evaded mobile development for some years. However, rest easy, aspirant ne’er-do-wells – Payday is coming to mobile.

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Telltale Games explores a new story in ‘The Walking Dead: Michonne’

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The next video game from The Walking Dead franchise may seem familiar to some as it is based on the comic book series’ character Michonne. The game, called The Walking Dead: Michonne, runs for three episodes and players learn her history with the group, both what caused her to leave and bring her back. Telltale Games, the developer behind the game, calls this title a perfect fit for the “compelling interactive drama” that has grown from the series. Robert Kirman, the creator of The Walking Dead, feels that the game will go beneath Michonne’s brutal, cold personality to see what is broken.

The Walking Dead: Michonne will be released on PC/Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and mobile devices this fall. Players will need at the the first episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two in order to get started with Michonne.

Source: Telltale Games

Bethesda debuts ‘Fallout Shelter’ for iOS (but ignores Android)

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On Sunday night, Bethesda Softworks introduced the very first mobile game from the Fallout franchise. The debut of Fallout Shelter generated buzz everywhere because of its gameplay. Gamers control the Pip-Boy characters in their various day-to-day activities. Oddly, a large segment of gamers were left in the dark. Bethesda has only released the game for iOS devices while completely ignoring Android.

Pete Hines, a Bethesda employee, took to Twitter to clarify that Fallout Shelter being on solely iOS right now is not a matter of the title being a timed exclusive. Instead, Hines merely says it is “just not available on Android yet.” When will actually see Fallout Shelter in the Play Store? Bethesda, or any of its employees, have not answered that question.

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Upton Upstaged: Mariah Carey to become new face for ‘Game of War: Fire Age’

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Developer Machine Zone launched a series of advertisements for Game of War: Fire Age featuring model Kate Upton last fall during football season. The high production value of the advertisements as well as the sex appeal of Kate Upton in the spots became very popular. Machine Zone even spent millions for a slot to air a commercial during Super Bowl XLIX. Why can the developer do this? Because Game of War: Fire Age generates $1 million per day, which allowed Machine Zone to spend $40 million on marketing in all of 2014.

Upton, the face of Game of War: Fire Age, will need to continue focusing on her modeling career as the developers behind the game have plans for a new face.

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Free-to-play ‘Threes’ version introduced to topple the competition

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Puzzle game Threes now has a free-to-play version, supported by advertisements, that seeks to knock competitors that follow the same business model. Until now, Threes was only offered in a paid version priced at $2.99. However, clones of the game, such as 2048, have found success without costing a penny. Threes aims to wedge itself between the competition and its paid version by having the free-to-play version. The game will start generating advertising revenue while building upon sales.

The free-to-play version has more than 10,000 installs while the veteran paid version has been purchased more than 100,000 times.

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YouTube Gaming to be lauched this summer

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Don’t we all have days when we spend hours watching YouTube videos and doing little else? Well, things are just getting better, especially for gamers, as YouTube Gaming is being launched this summer. Striving to become the largest gaming community online, YouTube Gaming will show you videos and live streams related to your favourite video games, players and game publishers on a single platform.

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